Ross John Beatty
July 16, 1953 - December 09, 2017
Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:14 PM
I was sad to hear that Roscoe has left us. From playing golf on "his golf course" at the farm to being roommates in Toronto, he will be missed. I always looked forward to his emails from whatever country he was spending time in or catching up whenever he came to town. I do recall his many songs while playing the piano, many of them made up as he went along, often about those in the room at the time. Bye for now.
Doug and Cathy Flett (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:40 AM
Only a few days ago did we learn of the passing of Roscoe. Memories sweep over like a big wave. As best as memory can recall, it was in the 70's at Bell Gouinlock at First Can Place, Toronto that we met. He an aspiring broker with panache , me an International Trader. We both left and went our chosen ways, again the Roscoe to form his own financial service business, and me to various trading levels and also to form my own investment firm. I remember Roscoe sitting across from Neil Gunn, and the fun he emitted from his desk, sitting in a lean back way, smiling, chatting on the phone to clients . Simply put , RB was just good old fashioned born smart.
One Saturday night, my Geologist wife of whom Roscoe always had so many geo questions and hung onto her every resource word ,sponsored a musical charity event out west of Toronto in a big round building. We happened to step out for a sec, and the moon was full, RB was in his kilt, he put his hand on my shoulder , looked at me and said, KB did you ever think we two would be standing here looking up at the moon together again.......we kept in contact every year , mainly on possible business candidates . I cannot believe RB is gone, but.... all my and our memories are good ones, and I am smiling as I sign off. KB
KEITH BULLEN (NIAGARA ON THE LAKE Ontario)
Saturday, December 30, 2017 10:06 PM
I attended Woburn CI in Scarborough along with Ross. He was a charismatic fella back then. I was younger than Ross at the time and considered him as a mentor of sorts. He used to sport a black leather jacket with long fringes and was about the only guy around that played organ. Good on Ross his life was full and loving.
Joe Sadler (Victoria BC)
Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:29 PM
I was acquainted with Ross for over eighteen years, and we remained in constant contact over that time right up to his last optimistic email on December 7th. I can not believe Ross has passed. To the Beatty family and all of Ross's many acquaintances, please accept my heartfelt and most sincere sympathy. God speed, Ross.
Allen Mears (Grand Bend)
Saturday, December 30, 2017 5:42 AM
Ross was my business partner in many a venture, yet I always felt he was a friend. Positive, humble and full of ideas and forward looking view. A joy and privilege to have known Ross.
Joachim Baumgaertner (London)
Friday, December 29, 2017 11:18 AM
I was introduced to Ross by a mutual business acquaintance only this year in February. I instantly warmed to Ross despite being 20 years his junior and across the course of the intervening months of our constant spoken dialogue and written correspondence, I came to recognise in Ross a good man, kindred spirit and one whom I came to value as a genuine friend. I am seldom envious of others but those of you reading this who knew Ross for many years in friendship are singularly blessed; I can only imagine the overwhelming joy and pride his loved ones and family must feel when they think of this true Gentleman of Canada. I shall miss our conversations about history, my Ukrainian heritage, our shared passion for different cultures, my love of Latin, the absolute adoration of and love for our Children and his contagiously and infectious optimism as we engaged on a number of funding and insurance opportunities with his clarion calls as we engaged on skype at all hours of: "Rock on!" "I have a big Tuna to land!" "Top of the morning to ya!" followed by his entitling me as the "Governor" or "Squire" because I am domiciled in dear old Blighty. Unbeknown to me, Ross had sadly passed the day that I sent him a Christmas greeting in which I share with him my commentary of us both belonging to "the increasingly older generation that still enjoys the merits and value of courtesy, friendship, laughter, manners, Rugby and good Cigars while still believing that Whisky is a much misunderstood vitamin and a food group despite modern medical opinion." In the short time that I had the absolute pleasure of Ross' friendship and the brightness that came with it, I can offer no greater epitaph than to say that he was indeed a true ambassador and Gentleman of the great nation of Canada .... Ross recently reminded me that it is actually Canada (not the USA) who is our oldest, firmest and dearest ally across the water as we discussed the fact that the Canucks flew to the Empire's colours in the First World War and the young nation subsequently lost countless legion of her beloved sons on the bloody fields of Belgium and France. In memoriam Ross J Beatty, vir egregius, optimo amico et maximus agris elit repraesentans Canada. Paul C Rowland, Suffolk, England.
Paul Rowland (Somersham, Suffolk, England)
Friday, December 29, 2017 6:55 AM
I only knew Ross (through business) for a few months, but what a few months and what a character the man was. It was a pleasure to know you Ross, rest in peace.
Spencer Standen (London UK)
Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:34 PM
Ross gave me my first chance as a stockbroker with Walwyn in 1985, when no one else would. He was the best boss ever and we formed a friendship that lasted until this very day . I met him at when I was 22 years old and regardless where I was in my life , I always reached out to Ross and we would meet for bagels, lunch , drinks or simply to talk about diabetes , concepts, Ayn Rand , or our children. Ross never held things personally and simply had a sense of life that lasted till the end . Speaking with Ross about anything , was always incredible and joyous . Everytime we met from 1985 , he would speak about Clare , and then his other children and my children and we always brought each other up to date on our children before we spoke about anything . No matter what subject on Earth we spoke about , Ross had a story about that subject . Love to the entire family and my most sincere condolences . The world needs more Ross Beatty's .
Marc Schwalb (Toronto)
Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:10 AM
The world is a lesser place without Ross Beatty in it.
Everybody to whom Ross spoke felt like the most important person in the room because not only did he listen... he heard!! My heartfelt prayers go out to Al and Jessie, Ross' children and his siblings.
Ross and Les are now up there wheeling and dealing ... just from a different point of view.
He will be remembered lovingly by everyone whose life he touched!
maureen Kensit (Stouffville, AK)
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:23 AM
Brenda, Evan and Beatty Family:
I was sorry to hear about Ross's passing, I remember him from many times we talked about issues like alternative energy , an interest I shared, when he was at UPEI and in Robertson Library. I hope that you are all comforted by many happy memories at this sad time and my thoughts are with you - take care
Leo Cheverie (York)